I know exactly how you feel. I’ve had two redundancies. The first one was extremely difficult. It takes some getting used to, but you CAN reinvent yourself and experience is a bit like gold out there. It is a competitive job market, however you need to keep applying. You will get knock backs and you will get to interview and then a no thanks. I lost my job late March and am still in the hunt. I use Seek and am currently with two job agencies.
Like you am worried about the money, but you can’t get a job without putting yourself out there.
Companies want people with experience. Degrees are great, but don’t reflect experience and true skills gained over time. I haven’t any either.
Get your resume professionally written. Upload to Seek.com with your profile. Take a nice selfie looking professional.
My last interview came from my profile. They called me. No result yet though.
Look for both temporary contract as well as permanent as the contract can lead to permanence.
You will break through. Your work does not define who you are. Go get em! 🤗